The New England Patriots will finish the season without Ty Montgomery. The Patriots running back sustained an injury and was set to miss time. According to several reports, Montgomery will sit out the rest of the season. Jim McBride from The Boston Globe was among the first to report that Montgomery will undergo shoulder injury.
Patriots coaches were waiting for a late-season boost out of the backfield, but things didn’t go the way they planned.
Montgomery joined the Patriots as a free agent in March. He was brilliant in the preseason and analysts had high expectations from him. Montgomery was expected to see a big role with the team. Bill Belichick lost James White and Montgomery would’ve been an excellent replacement. Unfortunately, the running back sprained his ankle in the final preseason game against the Las Vegas Raiders. Montgomery recovered from his injury and joined the team in Week 1 against the Miami Dolphins.
Montgomery’s issues didn’t end here. He hurt his shoulder in the loss to Miami and the team added him to the injured reserve list after a few days. It was a big blow for the team.
Patriots running back has enough time to recover from his injury, Belichick has nice depth at the position
The Patriots will have to look for other options. Montgomery is out of the mix. He finished his season with 28 snaps. Belichick has to rely on Rhamondre Stevenson and Damien Harris. These two will provide strong dominance out of the backfield. J.J. Taylor will see more run as the Patriots pass-catching back in the final games of the season.
New England has enough strong players to finish the season. They didn’t have the strongest start of the season, but Belichick is happy with the current record. Of course, players can improve their impact and lead the team to a bigger win this season. They lost the big game to the Buffalo Bills and hopefully, they won’t make the same mistake again. It was a challenging season for the Patriots and they are doing their best to challenge their opponents.